Training Opportunities: Next deadline for applications: To be announced
Gasotransmitter Research And Training (GREAT) Program
Training opportunities for M.Sc., Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellows in the area of gasotransmitter (nitric oxide, hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide) research are available. The GREAT program also offers sabbatical awards to candidates from a variety of backgrounds, for time periods ranging from one month to one year to accomodate the varying needs of applicants from various backgrounds. For details click here.
How to apply?
M.Sc./Ph.D. studentships and post-doctoral fellowship awards for the Gasotransmitter REsearch and Training Program:
Studentships will be offered to graduate students to undertake full-time research training leading to a Master's degree or PhD. Applications should be made jointly by the proposed supervisor and the student. The award will be for a maximum of two years for M.Sc. and post-doctoral fellowship, and three years for Ph.D., directly to the student, and will be based on CIHR rates.
Application guidelines for students:
Students will have to meet the admission requirements of the University they will be applying to (including English Proficiency requirements for international students). Students should consult the website of the appropriate university:
University of Saskatchewan http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/administration/index.html
University of Calgary http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca/Prospective/prospect.htm
Université dé Montreal http://www.fes.umontreal.ca/
Queen's University http://www.queensu.ca/sgsr/
Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
The second and third year of funding will be contingent upon the submission of a) a satisfactory progress report; b) a letter from their supervisor requesting continuation; and c) evidence of application for external funding to a provincial or national granting agency in the second year.
Students have to take the new course (PHYSIO 835.3) on gasotransmitters (mandatory) (click for details)
Students are recommended to take the new course on Career Development Essentials (not mandatory) (click for details)
Application should be made on the Training (Click on the link below) and CV modules (for the student) for CIHR Doctoral Research Awards following CIHR guidelines for completion of the form (available from the CIHR website www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/services/3379.shtml ). Students should visit the site http://www.commoncv.net and prepare their CV in a CIHR format.
M.Sc.-trainee module form
Ph.D. - Trainee module form
Post-doctoral fellowship training module form
Trainee CV module (for all categories)
Supervisor's CV module
A modified CV module should be completed by the supervisor.
5 copies of the completed application package should be sent to be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, October 02, 2006 at the following address:
Dr. Kash Desai, GREAT Program Coordinator, A120 Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan, 107 Wiggins Roads, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E5.
Application guidelines for supervisors:
Supervisors should be members of the GREAT Program or should co-apply with a GREAT member.
The research project should focus on basic, clinical or behavioural science; or community health related issues, concerning gasotransmitters - nitric oxide, carbon monoxide and/or hydrogen sulfide.
Supervisors must meet at least the following criteria to recruit a student under the GREAT Program:
a) They should have enough lab space for the student and the project.
b) They should have adequate operating funds to carry out the project work for its expected duration.
c) They should be willing to cover some of the travel cost, if so occurred, for the student to attend the required course (PHYSIO 835.3). The GREAT program will provide upto $ 1000 of the total cost per student.
Supervisors have to provide animal use authorization/ethics committee approval from their university, before funds can be released by this university.
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